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Baked Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Light and flakey tilapia crusted with crunchy panko and tangy parmesan.

Baked Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Yield: 4 servings   Prep: 5 minutes   Cook: 15 minutes



  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • lemon wedges

Pre-heat oven to 425° F

Combine the panko, parmesan, parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish.

Pat the tilapia fillets dry with paper towel and then lightly spray the tops of them with cooking spray.

Press them oil side down in the panko/parm mixture and then place them uncoated side down on a lined baking sheet or baking dish.

Bake for 15 minutes, until the fish is white and flakey. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

Tilapia is a moist (unfortunate word choice) and light tasting fish. So if you’re not a big fish lover, this could be a good introduction to fish-life for you. 

There are a lot of versions of this recipe going around the interweb, this is just my favourite combination of ingredients. 

Tips for Cooking: Due to the moisture in the fish, I only crust the top side. Nobody wants soggy bottomed fish. 

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